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#Workplace Relations Commission

# workplace-relations-commission - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Sacked shop worker wins €9,000 after row that started because he was chewing gum
# Chewed Out
# Chewed Out

Sacked shop worker wins €9,000 after row that started because he was chewing gum

Jul 23rd 2017, 3:43 PM 37,446 Views 20 Comments

The worker said his manager “approached him in an aggressive manner.”

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Woman awarded €4k in unfair dismissal case after taking 'old and smelly basket' from work
# CanTeen
# CanTeen

Woman awarded €4k in unfair dismissal case after taking 'old and smelly basket' from work

Jun 29th 2017, 7:46 PM 31,982 Views 0 Comments

She said she took the basket from a rubbish dump at work without permission and brought it home to hold flowers.

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 26 June, 2017

Beauty therapist told pregnancy 'was her own problem' before being dismissed
# Workplace Relations
# Workplace Relations

Beauty therapist told pregnancy 'was her own problem' before being dismissed

Jun 26th 2017, 6:29 PM 36,151 Views 0 Comments

The therapist was awarded €3,500 by the Workplace Relations Commission.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 16 June, 2017

Office manager wrongly portrayed as 'employee from hell' awarded €160,000
# Unfair Dismissal
# Unfair Dismissal

Office manager wrongly portrayed as 'employee from hell' awarded €160,000

Jun 16th 2017, 1:01 PM 36,996 Views 0 Comments

It’s one of the highest amounts ever awarded by the Workplace Relations Commission.

# workplace-relations-commission - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Worker gets €10k after being told to 'wing it' on a steeple with no harness
# Unfair Dismissal
# Unfair Dismissal

Worker gets €10k after being told to 'wing it' on a steeple with no harness

Jun 4th 2017, 6:45 AM 23,618 Views 0 Comments

The employee saw his job being advertised after he hurt his back at work.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 19 May, 2017

Hotel security guard sacked for showing guest CCTV footage of her engaging in sexual act
# Dublin
# Dublin

Hotel security guard sacked for showing guest CCTV footage of her engaging in sexual act

May 19th 2017, 5:44 PM 43,890 Views 0 Comments

The man unsuccessfully sued for unfair dismissal.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Store manager shared videos of disabled employee in WhatsApp group for 'merriment'
# Mr Price
# Mr Price

Store manager shared videos of disabled employee in WhatsApp group for 'merriment'

May 17th 2017, 5:44 PM 45,930 Views 0 Comments

The sales assistant’s disability is a result of a road traffic accident.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Real estate agent ordered to pay €3,000 after telling single mother apartment was for couples
# Compensation
# Compensation

Real estate agent ordered to pay €3,000 after telling single mother apartment was for couples

Apr 20th 2017, 6:30 AM 13,909 Views 0 Comments

The real estate agent had told the woman the landlords were looking for a couple.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Debt advisers slammed as 'penny pinching misers' after docking workers' Leap Year pay
# Counting Coppers
# Counting Coppers

Debt advisers slammed as 'penny pinching misers' after docking workers' Leap Year pay

Apr 19th 2017, 6:20 AM 19,690 Views 4 Comments

Debt advisory service MABS had docked the paychecks of two workers to the tune of between €140 and €160 each.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 7 April, 2017

Light at the end of the tunnel? Bus Éireann talks to resume tomorrow morning
# Drive All Night
# Drive All Night

Light at the end of the tunnel? Bus Éireann talks to resume tomorrow morning

Apr 7th 2017, 7:10 PM 18,320 Views 78 Comments

Both sides were up all night last night trying to reach an agreement.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Unions agree to talks with Bus Éireann management - but pickets stay put
# Let's Talk
# Let's Talk

Unions agree to talks with Bus Éireann management - but pickets stay put

Apr 4th 2017, 4:33 PM 11,801 Views 83 Comments

During the last round of talks both sides accused each other of not being ‘flexible’ enough.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

€1.5 million in unpaid wages handed back to workers who challenged employers
# It's Payback Time
# It's Payback Time

€1.5 million in unpaid wages handed back to workers who challenged employers

Mar 22nd 2017, 1:02 PM 15,511 Views 7 Comments

The Workplace Relations Commission had a busy year dealing with 15,000 complaints by employees.

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 6 March, 2017

Backlog at WRC means people are waiting up to 4 years for employment cases to be heard
# Left In Limbo
# Left In Limbo

Backlog at WRC means people are waiting up to 4 years for employment cases to be heard

Mar 6th 2017, 6:20 AM 11,381 Views 9 Comments

One woman has been waiting four years to have her case heard at the Equality Tribunal.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Nurses' union agrees to meet with Workplace Relations Commission - but work-to-rule is still on
# Work-to-rule
# Work-to-rule

Nurses' union agrees to meet with Workplace Relations Commission - but work-to-rule is still on

Mar 1st 2017, 8:05 PM 6,614 Views 18 Comments

Over 30,000 INMO members are set to work-to-rule next Tuesday, 7 March.

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 20 February, 2017

Unions accuse Bus Éireann of 'seeking to collapse talks' around averting strike
# Industrial Dispute
# Industrial Dispute

Unions accuse Bus Éireann of 'seeking to collapse talks' around averting strike

Feb 20th 2017, 5:08 PM 13,173 Views 105 Comments

A strike action scheduled for today was cancelled after a breakthrough at the WRC last Wednesday.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Strike at Dublin Bus called off for today ... but what about the 11 other days in October?
# Let's Talk
# Let's Talk

Strike at Dublin Bus called off for today ... but what about the 11 other days in October?

Sep 27th 2016, 8:15 AM 19,807 Views 39 Comments

A planned strike for this coming Saturday is still on the cards.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Mechanic who left job after employer implied he was a thief awarded €22k
# Unfair Dismissal
# Unfair Dismissal

Mechanic who left job after employer implied he was a thief awarded €22k

Aug 24th 2016, 6:03 AM 31,150 Views 18 Comments

An Employment Appeals Tribunal said it was reasonable for him to quit his job given the circumstances.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Teenage boy awarded €5,500 after management stops him bringing assistance dog to school
# WRC
# WRC

Teenage boy awarded €5,500 after management stops him bringing assistance dog to school

Aug 23rd 2016, 10:23 AM 20,718 Views 58 Comments

Luke Kelly-Melia suffers from cerebral palsy and was given the assistance dog as a result.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 5 August, 2016

Ambulance strike called off as HSE agrees to recruit 461 new paramedics
# Workplace Relations Commission
# Workplace Relations Commission

Ambulance strike called off as HSE agrees to recruit 461 new paramedics

Aug 5th 2016, 10:18 PM 11,812 Views 10 Comments

Successful talks between Siptu and the HSE has averted strike action planned for next Wednesday.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

Clerys workers heckle and criticise director of property firm at High Court
# Under The Clock
# Under The Clock

Clerys workers heckle and criticise director of property firm at High Court

Jul 12th 2016, 10:21 PM 19,775 Views 0 Comments

The High Court today heard about a pack containing employee’s details that led to the inspection of D2 Private Ltd.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

Poll: Should new gardaí, nurses, and teachers be better paid?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should new gardaí, nurses, and teachers be better paid?

Apr 5th 2016, 9:31 AM 37,750 Views 209 Comments

A key industrial relations figure has said that if the gardaí and others cannot attract new recruits then their pay-scales need to be revisited.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 1 April, 2016

'I won’t be told by anybody that I’m biased' - Luas strike mediator hits back at Jack O'Connor
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

'I won’t be told by anybody that I’m biased' - Luas strike mediator hits back at Jack O'Connor

Apr 1st 2016, 10:55 PM 77,652 Views 312 Comments

Workplace Relations Commission chief Kieran Mulvey and Siptu head O’Connor have been trading barbs today over the Luas strikes.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

"There's a long way to go" - crisis Luas talks taking place ahead of Patrick's Day stoppage
# On Track
# On Track

"There's a long way to go" - crisis Luas talks taking place ahead of Patrick's Day stoppage

Mar 15th 2016, 9:40 AM 9,549 Views 118 Comments

Luas operator Transdev’s climbdown last night regarding the provision of emergency buses on 17 March has paved the way for the latest round of talks.

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 14 March, 2016

Talks aim to avert Dart stoppages after drivers back strike over 10-minute service
# Roster Row
# Roster Row

Talks aim to avert Dart stoppages after drivers back strike over 10-minute service

Mar 14th 2016, 11:57 AM 13,897 Views 62 Comments

The two sides of the dispute disagree over whether plans for a more frequent service constitute a productivity issue.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Irish family ordered to pay au pair €9,000 over low wages
# Employment Courts
# Employment Courts

Irish family ordered to pay au pair €9,000 over low wages

Mar 8th 2016, 5:18 PM 60,234 Views 141 Comments

Fianna Fáil says families are relying on au pairs “due to the soaring costs of childcare”.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 19 February, 2016

Luas drivers accused of  'putting a gun to the head' of Workplace Relations Commission
# St Patrick's Day Strike
# St Patrick's Day Strike

Luas drivers accused of 'putting a gun to the head' of Workplace Relations Commission

Feb 19th 2016, 9:05 AM 21,993 Views 152 Comments

The fourth day of strike action is taking place today, with widespread disruption for commuters across Dublin.

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